One-eighty is your guide through the permitting process. We are intimately familiar with the priorities, demands and imperatives of developers and financiers, and the policies, politics and psychology of governments.
One-eighty President & Founder Jason Quigley possesses a unique combination of professional experience. As a former senior regulator, he ran the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for BC and the Yukon, overseeing dozens of federal EAs for projects valued in excess of $50 billion, and has served multiple regulatory roles with Fisheries & Oceans Canada. He has also served as a private sector mining executive and a consultant providing regulatory and environmental services to resource developers, First Nations, government and non-profits.
Jason provides one-eighty clients with unique insights into the strategies and approaches necessary to successfully navigate federal and provincial permitting processes.
One-eighty Vice President, Carmen Holschuh, R.P. Bio. brings over 20 years of progressive experience as a biologist and environmental planner in the natural resources sectors in western Canada. A recognized expert in environmental assessment and permitting for complex projects, Carmen is action-oriented and a strategic leader who considers both the big picture and relevant details and thrives on building constructive and collaborative relationships with clients, regulatory agencies, Indigenous nations, and stakeholders. Carmen was invited by the BC government to be a member of the Stakeholder Implementation Committee that advised the province on the development of the policies and regulations associated with the new British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act (2018).
In her career Carmen has amassed deep major project EA and permitting experience including on some of the largest energy and mining projects in North America. Motivated by the vision of one-eighty, Carmen provides clients with experience-based strategies that create predictability and collaboratively leads the one-eighty team of professionals in consistently delivering the differences that matter to successfully navigate environmental assessment and permitting processes.
One-eighty Director of Environment & Regulatory Affairs James Wilkinson (B.A., B.Sc.) is an environmental management and permitting specialist with 17+ years of experience in the resource sector. Over nearly a decade as a federal regulator, he conducted environmental assessments, issued permits and led First Nations consultation for Environment & Climate Change Canada, Transport Canada, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Fisheries & Oceans Canada. As a proponent, James managed permitting, regulatory affairs and environmental performance for major energy projects throughout North America.
James leads one-eighty clients in the areas of permitting and environmental compliance, while building and maintaining effective working relationships with First Nations and government agencies.
One-eighty Director of Environmental Assessment Martha Baldwin utilizes her regulatory and project management experience and science communications training to support environmental management decisions and consultation and engagement activities in environmental assessment. With over 13 years’ experience Martha has played a leadership role in the regulatory planning and execution for complex projects across Canada including, marine terminals, Liquified Natural Gas facilities, wind energy, propane export facilities, bridge and road developments, and hydroelectric projects. Martha’s ability to manage large multi-disciplinary teams, working with experts in their field to communicate technical information, produces high quality, defensible environmental assessment deliverables that meet and exceed regulatory expectations for a variety of permitting scenarios.
Martha also has experience in public and Indigenous engagement and consultation activities in the Lower Mainland, northwest and southeast regions of BC.
Tara (RPP, P.Ag.) is an environmental assessment and permitting specialist with over 20 years experience working on complex major projects in BC. She has an in-depth understanding of provincial and federal environmental legislation and requirements. She was invited by the BC government to be a member of the EA Practitioner Committee that advised the province on the development of the policies and regulations associated with the BC Environmental Assessment Act (2018). Her extensive permitting experience has informed the regulatory and permitting strategies that benefitted clients in planning complex projects. Having experience along the whole project life cycle, she has seen projects from early stage exploratory licenses and investigative permits, environmental assessment and permitting, construction, and de-commissioning. An effective collaborator, Tara supports her clients with building long-term relationships with government, community and Indigenous groups.
A seasoned communications strategist, Sarah has worked in communications and public relations for over 15 years, building a strong portfolio of work focused on stakeholder engagement, corporate communications and issues management. Prior to her role at one-eighty, Sarah was Vice President at Edelman Vancouver, leading a team in developing successful integrated communications programs across a variety of industry sectors.
Sarah also worked for the Ontario Provincial Government in the Premier’s Media Office, focusing on media relations, issues management and event planning and logistics. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Centennial College. She also holds the IAP2 (International Association of Public Participation) Certificate in Public Participation.
One-eighty Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Stephen Barraclough is an Environmental Engineer (P.Eng, BC) with expertise in regulatory and environmental management for resource, energy and infrastructure projects. Stephen utilizes his 12+ years of experience across Northern and Western Canada to provide regulatory planning and execution serving as a link between multidisciplinary teams through all project phases. Stephen applies his technical background in water management to develop sustainable projects, with robust project controls.
As a former proponent, Stephen understands the nuance of balancing project objectives with creative regulatory solutions. Stephen helps one-eighty clients navigate regulatory processes and approvals using a bespoke strategic approach combined with robust project management, to manage risk and achieve project objectives.
One-eighty Manager of Regulatory Affairs Rosemarie Basdeo is a bilingual native of Quebec, who holds a Bachelor of Business degree from McGill University with a focus on environmental management. A regulatory affairs professional with more than five years’ experience supporting resource sector proponents, she helps one-eighty clients achieve their regulatory-related project deliverables on time and on budget.
Rosemarie’s strengths include: project management for clients navigating EA and other regulatory processes; coordinating both internal and external multi-disciplinary teams; developing effective permit applications; performing due diligence and other research; cultivating First Nations, stakeholder and government relations; undertaking consultation and associated record keeping.
One-eighty Manager of Regulatory Affairs Katherine Morris (B.Sc) is an environmental consultant with 8 years of combined experience working in environmental consulting and supporting an Indigenous organization in strategic level engagement on environmental assessment and relevant permitting processes. Katherine’s experience has been focused on environmental assessment and management of renewable energy, transportation, infrastructure and mining projects in BC and Alberta. She enjoys the challenge of managing the exchange of information, problem solving and building bridges between multi-disciplinary teams, clients, regulators and Indigenous nations and communities during various phases of environmental assessment and permitting processes.
Katherine applies her diverse range of experience to support one-eighty clients in navigating environmental assessment and other regulatory processes and establishing collaborative and meaningful working relationships with regulators and Indigenous nations and communities to achieve successful project outcomes.
Alex Gallis, B.NRS., BIT is an Environmental Coordinator with one-eighty who leverages his well rounded early-career experience in natural resource management, mining, environmental assessment, and wildlife research to support our teams and clients. Efficient and driven to find practical solutions, Alex works with teams to support clients with developing permitting applications, environmental management plans, compliance reports, and communication logs. With a passion for finding solutions both in the field and office, Alex also enjoys field-based compliance audits and environmental field programs in support of our clients’ needs, and his practical, pragmatic and realistic approach makes him an asset to all the project teams he supports. Alex has a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science from Thompson Rivers University, and his experience has taken him on projects to remote areas throughout the province.
Cathy Tran (B.Sc.) supports one-eighty project delivery leveraging her education in Biological Sciences and experience in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams in environmental management, regulatory compliance, and technical reporting. Cathy’s efficient and detail-oriented approach is valued by one-eighty clients on permit applications, environmental assessments, environmental management and compliance, and Indigenous engagement and consultation. In her collaborative approach, Cathy enjoys the teamwork of planning excellent projects, including doing the foundational work that enables bringing together proponents, regulators, Indigenous nations and stakeholders for successful project planning.
Sarah (B.Sc.) supports one-eighty project delivery leveraging her education in Environmental Science and experience in project management, data analysis and technical report writing. Sarah is solution-oriented and collaborative and brings a thoughtful and diligent approach to her work on permit applications, environmental assessments, Indigenous engagement and consultation, environmental field programs and technical studies. Sarah is excited to work on projects that forge positive working relationships, including natural resource and infrastructure projects that limit negative impacts on the environment while maximizing community benefits.
One-Eighty Associate Kevin Hanson (B.J., LL.B.) is a former practicing litigator, with an extensive consulting track record primarily on corporate communications, public affairs and governance-related mandates. He has an especially strong knowledge of the energy/electricity, construction, natural resource, transportation and manufacturing sectors. Kevin is adept at issues-focused communication, addressing often highly technical and contentious subject matter, in contexts that include project reviews and government-relations initiatives. He is also a skilled researcher. While Vancouver-based, he has worked for extended periods in Toronto and Ottawa, and continues to consult extensively in the Ontario market. His work on behalf of one-eighty clients is informed by strong understandings of the political and policy environments that influence project success, and of rapidly evolving stakeholder expectations with respect to ESG-related performance.
One-eighty Office Manager Emily Kao brings over 10 years of experience in office management, administrative support, and bookkeeping. Her diverse set of skills has been a great asset in start-up environments where she helped organizations develop and implement operational, HR, and accounting policies and procedures. Currently, she is responsible for the overall coordination of a broad range of services/resources that allow
one-eighty to operate efficiently. In general, Emily is our “go-to” person.